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The title of Public Works Director more accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities of a professional holding such a position. Using a job title widely used by professional associations, such as the American Public Works Association (APWA), is helpful when comparing compensation and job functions.
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The last time the City adjusted the compensation for the Mayor and Councilmembers was 1981, which was 41 years ago.
City staff has reviewed the City’s budget and has determined the budget can handle an increase to the compensation for the Mayor and Councilmembers.
The Mayor and Councilmembers typically attend two regular Council meeting per month. In preparation for these meetings, they are asked to review meeting packets that are often lengthy. They also represent the City at various events and on committees, commissions, boards and tasks forces. The time spent by elected officials at meetings and events has steadily increased over the years.
Of the surrounding communities, Dacono has the one of the lowest rates of compensation for its Mayor and City Councilmembers. Below is a list of compensation rates for surrounding municipalities.
Monthly Rates of Compensation for City Councils/Boards of Trustees
Many municipalities have a Public Works Director, and it is common for leaders of departments to be called Directors.